Playing Mentorship


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Caught up with Syed & Roshan of ataWAB… It is always more of taking than giving to these kids…

Nice to see enterprising kids from Madurai and that too at the age of 13 & 14…

I didn’t know anything more than Movies, Cricket & Football at that age…

I wish these kids achieve more success…

Good Luck KIDDIES…

The teen aged Entrepreneurs from Madurai


Last week got a call from my sales folks that a 13 year old CEO from Madurai wanted to meet me… Get impressed by this kids approach and immediately gave them an appointment the next day…

Since his father was busy that day, he was not in a position to make it to office… I didn’t want to disappoint the kid and went to a nice-cream shop near to his house…

He came along with his 15 year old co-founder and they gave a brief intro about them and their ataWAB.COM venture… Frankly got startled to see the way they projected, the vision and clarity they have…

I asked them to come with the expectations on me, swami & cogzidel… The next day kids came with their 14 year old co-founder and the list…

The list goes like this;

– Hosting Support
– Gadgets to review
– Infrastructure
– Mentoring

Without a moment to think we agreed to help these kids and be a part of their success…

Would be glad if you can go thru ataWAB.com and pass your feedback…

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Last to First: S.Anand Nataraj, Syed, Abshiek & Swami…

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Roshan & Anand

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This is how we brainstormed at IBACO…

Fear Supersedes Passion


In recent times I’m approached by lots of youngsters who have zeal for entrepreneurship… They have wonderful ideas and some even have good execution plan… But what is common with all the folks is the dreaded word “Fear of Failure”… They approach me asking me to help them in execution… In simple terms it is their idea where is I’ve to;

  • Invest in project…
  • Create, Build & manage a team…
  • Manage and align all the stakeholders…
  • Market it to end user…

What all I can get in return is their support from outside… Meaning they wont quit their job & they will keep giving their thoughts… They quit and join me when everything is set and company comes to a comfortable position…

In simple words they want some third person to take the risk and they will share the benefits once the project is a success… If it fails they don’t have anything to loose other than some time they spend on meetings & fringe jobs they do…

The reasons they have for not quitting their job immediately is;

  • They have commitments (at the age of 24 & they assume they will be out of commitment at 34)…
  • They have to gain some expertise & experience…
  • They don’t have sufficient capital…

For all those gentleman I’ve a simple answer… I’m not stupid… If your Fear Supersedes your Passion it your problem… I’ve no obligation to baby sit you for your success…

All I can tell is you are not an entrepreneur material because you don’t have traits such as;

  • Guts
  • Enjoying Failures
  • Fire in your A$$

Finally I’m sure you can’t become an entrepreneur until you change your attitude…